Ah, the joy of another Monday morning environmental heart-starter, delivered this time by the BBC News website. In this case it's a column from former oil company boss, and the possessor of most spectacular name-and-eyebrows combo I've ever seen, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (right), who reckons that anything incapable of doing 35mpg should be banned.
Sir Mark boasts that he drives a hybrid. For which, congratulations (although I bet I could better his mpg in a Kia Ceed diesel), but he singularly fails to mention how many times he travelled the globe using Shell's spectacular fleet of corporate jets (which includes two Falcon 900 EXs if you're interested - the sort of air-going equivalent of a Rolls-Royce Phantom). I doubt he was breaking the 35mpg barrier during too many of these trips.